Today in my teenage angst I rebelled against outerwear. In other words, I didn't wear a coat to school. It was a poor decision.
In the later years of my first undergrad degree, I looked down upon freshmen who didn't wear coats in the dead of winter as they were likely using it to show their daring independence. Today, as I left my classes for the day and was met by driving rain/nearing hail, I became one those people regarded by onlookers as ridiculous and sad.
This wasn't my aim. I swear to you.